Thursday, 25 July 2013

Meathop Moss

After our visit to Whitbarrow we also took the opportunity to visit Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Meathop Moss reserve. It's looking really good and had the feel ( if you ignored the sound of traffic) of some of the really big mosses we had visited in Sweden. We just caught the end of the bog asphodel flowering but failed to see large heath on the wing as the light was declining prior to a thundery downpour. We did however, see the Manchester treble bar moth, which is a bog specialist and new to us. We left Foulshaw Moss for another day.
Bog asphodel.

White-beaked sedge.

Across the moss.

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